Police have arrested and charged a third person in the death of a St. Louis man near Glen Carbon earlier this month.
Dana A. Stone, 47, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, according to courthouse records. He is in custody and being held in lieu of a $2 million bail.
These charges are in connection with the death of Tyrone Grady, according to The Telegraph. Grady was shot to death Feb. 11 on Chaparral Lane, near Glen Carbon.
Brothers Ralph Evans, 29, and Julius Evans, 31, were each charged Feb. 16 with two counts of first-degree murder. The charges were announced by police and prosecutors Tuesday morning.
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Grady's body was found shortly after several residents near Chaparral Lane called the Madison County Sheriff's Department and Glen Carbon police with reports of gunshots at about 8 p.m. on a Sunday.
Maj. Jeff Connor, of the Madison County Sheriff's Office, said the men have been in custody since Feb. 14. The warrants for the arrests were sealed as part of the ongoing investigation until Tuesday. The men were held on $2 million bail.
Officers and Tom Gibbons, the Madison County State's Attorney, said the brothers and Grady had known one another for some time, and none had connections to the Glen Carbon area. At a news conference Tuesday, Connor, Gibbons and Sheriff John Lakin repeatedly said the men were from St. Louis and that the crime was a St. Louis problem seeping over to Madison County.
Connor said Tuesday that a Feb. 8 overdose death of a woman in St. Louis "played a part in what happened."
No information about how Stone might have known the Evanses or Grady, or if Stone had connections to Glen Carbon, was immediately available.
Mary Cooley: 618-239-2535, @MaryCooleyBND